Elbow Pain

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Elbow Pain

Your elbow is a complex joint that allows you to perform pushing and pulling movements and to rotate your forearm. Elbow pain can be caused by injury or strain to the bones in your elbow joint, the surrounding muscles or the tendons, which attach the muscles to the bones. Elbow pain may also be due to damage arising from the elbow joint’s network of nerves, blood vessels, and ligaments. On occasion, problems in your neck, shoulder and upper arm, or your forearm and wrist can result in elbow pain. Elbow pain usually isn’t serious, but because you use your elbow in so many ways, elbow pain can definitely affect your life Most elbow pain results from overuse injuries; many sports, hobbies, and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. Elbow pain may occasionally be due to arthritis, but in general, your elbow joint is much less prone to wear-and-tear damage than are many other joints.

Common Causes of Elbow Pain Include:

• Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – the ulnar nerve on the inside of your elbow is irritated or injured
• Dislocation
• Elbow fracture
• Golfer’s elbow
• Ligament sprains and tears
• Little League Elbow Syndrome (Pitcher’s Elbow) — an injury mainly affecting children and rapidly growing adolescents involved in throwing sports such as baseball
• Olecranon Bursitis — inflammation of a small sac of fluid (Olecranon Bursa) on the tip of your elbow
• Osteoarthritis
• Osteochondritis dissecans
• Radial Tunnel Syndrome – the radial nerve becomes compressed just beyond your elbow (sometimes called Resistant Tennis Elbow
• Sprains and strains
• Tendinitis
• Tennis elbow

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